View Full Version : The Aggies’ new quarterback (not this season)

09-25-2010, 02:00 PM
In the end, it came down to who was closer to home.

In June, Tivy senior quarterback Johnny Manziel announced that he committed to the University of Oregon to play football. Eugene, Ore., the home of the college, is 31 hours and a world away.

In late August, Manziel received a scholarship offer from Texas A&M University. College Station is three hours away.

Throw away the national rankings, the bowl appearances, the systems - after three trips to Kyle Field, Manziel knew where he and his family needed to be.

"I love College Station," he said. "First and foremost, the town is awesome and the people are even better."

Michelle Manziel is just glad the month is over. Since Texas A&M offered her son, she has been on pins and needles.

"I was probably more crazy about it than (my son) was," she said.

The price was a factor. If Johnny Manziel went to Oregon, trips to home games would cost around $2,000, Michelle Manziel said.

When Johnny Manziel decided on Texas A&M, the family - grandma, grandpa and more - was happy that he was staying home.

"Everyone is so relieved," Michelle Manziel said.

Johnny Manziel said telling Oregon head coach Chip Kelly on Sunday that he was decommitting was difficult.

"To sit there and really have to man-up and talk to coach Kelly (about) something he definitely didn't want to hear, it was very tough on me," he said. "He didn't think (the distance) would play a big factor whenever I was up there, and maybe it's something we miscommunicated on. But I felt like I got the point across that maybe if a Texas school came in that would be something that I had to think about."

Michelle Manziel describes the summer visit to Oregon as "wonderful," and the relationship her son and the Oregon coaching staff had built was very strong. But in the long run, the Aggies' pursuit of her son, which she said began three years ago, paid off in the end.

Johnny Manziel's recruiting stock soared following Tivy's long run in the playoffs during his junior year in 2009. He accounted for 54 touchdowns that season.


meant to put it in the High School thread .. :thud:

last night

Quarterback Johnny Manziel, fresh off his commitment to Texas A&M, celebrated by taking the opening kickoff 89 yards and the Antlers never looked back against Uvalde on Homecoming night.


09-25-2010, 03:36 PM
Cool! I hope brings A&M the final Big 12 Championship! :D

09-25-2010, 08:51 PM
Yeah, TexAgs is going crazy over this kid. He's put up Tecmo Bowl numbers the past two seasons and continues to get better. Has me excited for the future of this team with the solid line he'll have in front of him by the time he's a starter.

10-31-2010, 11:43 AM
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BOERNE - Johnny Manziel threw, rushed and caught a touchdown as the Tivy football team won its first district title in seven seasons with a 56-24 win over previously unbeaten Boerne Champion at Boerne Independent School District Stadium on Friday.

Manziel had a District 28-4A MVP-type game in the district's biggest game of the season, with 332 yards on 20-of-30 passing, 160 yards rushing on nine carries and having a hand on every one of his team's 56 points. Manziel had four touchdown passes and three rushing touchdowns.

"After we scored on the first long-run, everything kind of clicked," Manziel said. "I was like, ‘(playing Champion) isn't so bad.' There were no complaints and it was an all-around team win."

Manziel caught his first touchdown pass of the season on an elaborate offensive tackle pass from senior Kyle Bernhard in the second quarter. Bernhard, a standout pitcher for the Tivy baseball team, took a handoff on a reverse, then found a streaking Manziel, a standout short stop on the baseball team, for a 22-yard touchdown.

"You don't see a lot of linemen with a 100 percent completion percentage and a touchdown. I guess his passer rating is pretty good," Manziel said. "Me and Kyle have a great relationship and I always knew he could throw. We mess around in practice and Kyle tells me to go deep (for a pass) ... it's something we just kind of play around and do."

Tivy coach Mark Smith is no strangers to trick plays.


11-05-2010, 10:08 AM
Here are the highlights from the Cibolo Steele (Horns RB Malcolm Brown) VS Kerrville Tivy (Aggs QB Johnny Manziel) game.